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Migration from TABSYS to TABEXMiTab

TABEXMiTab is a modern, comfortable and secure table maintenance system for replacing the maintenance part of the table system TABSYS.

TABEXMiTab offers the entire range of functions of the established product TABEX/4 for convenient data maintenance.

As TABEXMiTab has been designed solely for the replacement of existing TABSYS installations and the associated DB2 TABSYS tables, only the TABSYS DB2 tables can be maintained.

For the migration of full TABSYS installations, i.e. both the access and maintenance parts of TABSYS, the comprehensive standard product TABEX/4 is required.

Typical Requirements

You currently use TABSYS for data maintenance of tables in DB2 and want to switch to another table maintenance system?

You want to use a modern user interface on all operating systems for data maintenance?

You need a broad range of functionalities for data maintenance?

TABEX meets these requirements.


TABEXMiTab is platform independent, offering one uniform table management dialog for all platforms of a company. The web browser provides a comfortable, unique user interface in all operating systems.

The user interface is clearly arranged and uses familiar elements known from Windows, including Explorer menu, icons, input fields, selection lists and tool tips. For all frequently used functions, TABEX/4 offers icons and hotkeys. Context-sensitive elements further enhance its usability.

Flexible release of data changes

The TABEX release procedure enables the controlled and coordinated release of changes by using the four-eyes principle.

Traceability of all data changes

Special requirements for IT arise from internal auditing and from legal requirements, e.g. SOA Euro-SOX guidelines.

TABEXMiTab meets all IT auditing requirements: complete, variable and configurable logging of table changes, release procedures with four-eyes principle, versioning of tables for the purpose of implementing validity periods, comprehensive consistency and plausibility checks, as well as access protection through an integrated, configurable authorization system.

Stability and reliability

TABEXMiTab is stable and reliable. The underlying standard product TABEX/4 and its predecessors have been in stable, productive use at many top companies for over three decades.

TABEXMiTab is largely independent of changes of the operating system and is therefore reliable and future-proof.


TABEXMiTab can be customized and optimized to suit customer requirements by configuring menu-items, import/export functions and data checks.

TABEXMiTab - based on the standard software TABEX/4

The product TABEXMiTab is based on the standard product TABEX/4 – the leading platform-independent standard software for high-performance table access and secure and comfortable table management for DB2 and other relational databases.

TABEX/4 has been in productive and stable use for more than three decades at notable and leading companies.

Migration from TABEXMiTab to the standard product TABEX/4

Migration from TABEXMiTab to TABEX/4 and its supplements is straightforward, and has the following advantages:

  • Any DB2 tables can be edited – not just TABSYS DB2 tables.
  • Data stored in relational databases such as Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Informix, PostgreSQL, MySQL, etc. and data accessed via ODBC can be maintained.
  • High-performance data access is achieved by using the ESA/SHS technology.
  • New access programs can use the TABEX access to directly access the tables on the mainframe, but also on non-mainframe (e.g. Solaris or Linux).
  • Data can be read- and write-accessed by using programming languages, such as C or C++.


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Migration Packages

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